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Case Name EEOC v. UNITED SERVICES INVESTMENTS, INC. EE-TX-0385
Docket / Court 5:98-cv-00859-HFG ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against the United Services Investments, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant and others similarly ... read more >
In September 1998, the San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against the United Services Investments, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant and others similarly situated by using a system that coded voices based on their perceived race, national origin, and age. The claimant intervened in the EEOC's suit in November 1998. In February 1999, the court granted the defendant's motions to stay the proceedings, and compel the intervening plaintiff to arbitrate her claims; however, the EEOC and the defendant settled the case by entry of a consent decree in July 1999.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, post and distribute notice, provide four hours of Title VII and ADEA training for its supervisors/managers, pay the claimants $75,959.26, and send $50,000 to three agencies dedicated to the welfare of African-Americans, Hispanics, and people over 40.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) United Services Investments, Inc.
United Services Investments, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
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Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
5:98-cv-00859-HFG (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2000
General Documents
Order [ECF# 22] (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/19/1999
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 27] (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/25/1999
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Protective Order] [ECF# 29] (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/22/1999
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 33]
EE-TX-0385-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/1999
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree [ECF# 34] (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/1999
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Agreed Motion to Modify Consent Decree [ECF# 36] (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0385-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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